Die Iren erzï¿1⁄2hlen gerne Geschichten; ihre Geschichte ist es auch wert, erzï¿1⁄2hlt zu werden. Mythische Kï¿1⁄2nige, Invasoren und Missionare: Auf der Insel ging es schon frï¿1⁄2h hoch her. Spï¿1⁄2ter kamen die Englï¿1⁄2nder, der lange Kampf der Iren gegen die Invasoren, Hunger, Auswanderung, Freiheit und Teilung. Mike Cronin hilft Ihnen, den Irlandkonflikt zu verstehen und berichtet vom Werden und Wirken groï¿1⁄2er Iren.
From Norman invaders, religious wars—and the struggle for independence—the fascinating, turbulent history of a tortured nation and its gifted people When Shakespeare referred to England as a "jewel set in a silver sea," he could just as well have been speaking of Ireland. Not only has its luminous green landscape been the backdrop for bloody Catholic/Protestant conflict and a devastating famine, Ireland's great voices—like Joyce and Yeats—are now indelibly part of world literature. In Irish History For Dummies, readers will not only get a bird's-eye view of key historical events (Ten Turning Points) but, also, a detailed, chapter-by-chapter timeline of Irish history beginning with the first Stone Age farmers to the recent rise and fall of the Celtic tiger economy. In the informal, friendly For Dummies style, the book details historic highs like building an Irish Free State in the 1920s—and devastating lows (including the Troubles in the '60s and '70s), as well as key figures (like MP Charles Parnell and President Eamon de Valera) central to the cause of Irish nationalism. The book also details historic artifacts, offbeat places, and little-known facts key to the life of Ireland past and present. Includes Ten Major Documents—including the Confession of St. Patrick, The Book of Kells, the Proclamation of the Irish Republic, and Ulysses Lists Ten Things the Irish Have Given the World—including Irish coffee, U.S. Presidents, the submarine, shorthand writing, and the hypodermic syringe Details Ten Great Irish Places to Visit—including Cobh, Irish National Stud and Museum, Giants Causeway, and Derry Includes an online cheat sheet that gives readers a robust and expanded quick reference guide to relevant dates and historical figures Includes a Who's Who in Irish History section on dummies.com With a light-hearted touch, this informative guide sheds light on how this ancient land has survived wars, invasions, uprisings, and emigration to forge a unique nation, renowned the world over for its superb literature, music, and indomitable spirit.
Schillernd ist sie, die Britische Geschichte. Erst waren dort die Kelten, dann unterwarfen die R?mer die Insel, auf sie folgten die Angelsachsen und schlie?lich die Normannen. Schlussendlich entwickelte sich Britannien zu einem Weltreich. Warum? Sean Lang erz?hlt die Geschichte um Boudicca, Richard L?wenherz, Heinrich VIII. und seine Frauen, Maria Stuart und Elizabeth I. Er schildert stets mit einem Augenzwinkern Britanniens Weg zur Macht und l?sst dabei auch die Schurken und Schweren?ter nicht aus. So k?nnen Sie sich mit diesem Buch schnell und umfassend ?ber die Geschichte unserer Freunde auf der Insel informieren.
History is always a popular subject and British history has created some of the most lively and fascinating stories there are! Britain as we know it today has been shaped by centuries of political turmoil between state and church, as well as international conflicts, making its history a fascinating insight into how modern Britain has emerged. For this special, hardback edition of British History For Dummies, we’ve added over 100 black and white and colour photos for an even more explosive experience of British history. British History For Dummies Illustrated Edition: British history is still a major topic of interest, emphasised by the continual TV coverage and documentaries Inside you’ll find rip-roaring stories of power-mad kings, executions, invasions, high treason, global empire-building and forbidden love- not bad for a nation of stiff upper lips! Includes fascinating information in the fun For Dummies style- from the Stone Age right through to modern day Britain and everything in between! Provides the ultimate British history experience and the hardback format with over 100 illustrations make it the perfect gift for amateur historians
Mit den DuMont Reisehandbuch E-Books Gewicht sparen im Reisegepäck! Für die 4. Auflage des DuMont Reise-Handbuches war der Autor Bernd Biege intensiv vor Ort unterwegs. Es fehlen weder Infos zu den möglichen Folgen des Brexit für Touristen noch Titanic Belfast, eine faszinierende Ausstellung zum Untergang des berühmten Passagierdampfers. Ebenfalls enthalten: die verhältnismä ßig neue Touristenroute Wild Atlantic Way, die von der Südküste bis in den hohen Norden der Insel führt und Besucher zu den schönsten Natur- und Kulturstätten an der irischen Atlantikküste weist und dennoch Raum für Entdecker lässt, die Irland auf eigene Faust erkunden wollen. Von der lebendigen Hauptstadt Dublin bis zu pittoresken Fischerdörfern in Cork und Kerry, von Sligos Wald- und Seenlandschaft bis zu den wilden Sperrin Mountains werden alle sehenswerten Regionen und Städte beschrieben. Zu jedem Kapitel präsentiert eine Doppelseite »Auf einen Blick« die Highlights, die schönsten Routen, aktive Naturerlebnisse und besondere Tipps der Autorin. Ort für Ort hat Petra Dubilski ausgesuchte Unterkünfte, Restaurants oder Einkaufsadressen zusammengestellt, die in den Cityplänen eingezeichnet sind. Wanderungen erschließen die schönsten Landschaften, etwa die herrliche Umgebung der Wicklow Mountains im Osten oder den Glenveagh National Park im Nordwesten. Viel Wissenswertes über Irland, über die Geschichte und Gegenwart oder den Alltag der Menschen, lässt sich in der einführenden Landeskunde wie in den eingestreuten Themenseiten nachlesen. Das E-Book basiert auf: 4. Auflage 2017, Dumont Reiseverlag Unser Special-Tipp: Erstellen Sie Ihren persönlichen Reiseplan durch das Setzen von Lesezeichen und Ergänzen von Notizen. ... und durchsuchen Sie das E-Book in sekundenschnelle mit der praktischen Volltextsuche!
A Year in Provence
Author: Peter Mayle
National Bestseller In this witty and warm-hearted account, Peter Mayle tells what it is like to realize a long-cherished dream and actually move into a 200-year-old stone farmhouse in the remote country of the Lubéron with his wife and two large dogs. He endures January's frosty mistral as it comes howling down the Rhône Valley, discovers the secrets of goat racing through the middle of town, and delights in the glorious regional cuisine. A Year in Provence transports us into all the earthy pleasures of Provençal life and lets us live vicariously at a tempo governed by seasons, not by days. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Berauschend wirken sie, auf Sinne und Geist: Whiskey, Wodka, Gin und andere Spirituosen. Perry Luntz erz?hlt Ihnen die Geschichte der "geistigen" Getr?nke und erkl?rt, wie sie hergestellt werden. Au?erdem zeigt er die Unterschiede und Qualit?tsmerkmale von Whiskeys, Wodkas, Brandys, Rums und Co. auf. Sie finden hier einige Vorschl?ge f?r leckere Drinks, mit denen Sie richtig ausspannen k?nnen. So verschaffen Sie sich einen ?berblick und lernen mit Scharfblick das n?chste Spirituosenregal zu sondieren.
Facebook For Dummies
Author: Carolyn Abram
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Take control of your Facebook profile When you join Facebook, you're joining a community with over two billion people spread around the globe. It helps to have the insight on not only how to set up your profile and add content, but also how to make sure you control who sees—and doesn't see—your posts. Facebook For Dummies provides the trusted guidance you need to set up a profile, add content, and apply the many tools Facebook provides to give you control of your content. Primarily known as a way for individuals to share information, photos and videos, and calendar invitations, Facebook has gained prominence as a means to spread news, market products, and serve as a business platform. Whatever you’re looking to use it for, this book shows you how to use all the features available to make it a more satisfying experience. Build your profile and start adding friends Use Facebook to send private messages and instant notes Discover ways to set privacy and avoid online nuisances Launch a promotion page Get ready to have a whole lot of fun on the largest social network in the world.
#1 New York Times Bestseller Oprah's Book Club Selection The “extraordinary . . . monumental masterpiece” (Booklist) that changed the course of Ken Follett’s already phenomenal career. Look out for Ken's newest book, A Column of Fire, available now. “Follett risks all and comes out a clear winner,” extolled Publishers Weekly on the release of The Pillars of the Earth. A departure for the bestselling thriller writer, the historical epic stunned readers and critics alike with its ambitious scope and gripping humanity. Today, it stands as a testament to Follett’s unassailable command of the written word and to his universal appeal. The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known . . . of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect—a man divided in his soul . . . of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame . . . and of a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state and brother against brother. A spellbinding epic tale of ambition, anarchy, and absolute power set against the sprawling medieval canvas of twelfth-century England, this is Ken Follett’s historical masterpiece.
Catholicism For Dummies
Author: Rev. John Trigilio, Jr., Rev. Kenneth Brighenti
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A comprehensive and definitive guide to the Catholic faith Whether you're a member of the faith or just interested in it, Catholicism For Dummies, 3rd Edition offers a casual, straightforward introduction to the ins and outs of the contemporary church. It explores the moral foundations of Catholicism and explains such sacraments as weddings, Baptisms, funerals, Confirmations, and First Communions. It also covers the basics of Catholic belief, including the story of creation, the origin of sin, and even the end of the world. New to this edition, the book covers the succession of Pope Francis, the "People's Pope," whose message of reconciliation among religions and focus on social issues like poverty and inequality have made him immensely popular, even among non-Catholics. Explains where the church and the Pope stand on important moral and social issues Covers modern questions of moral importance to Catholics, like gay marriage, abortion, and the death penalty Reveals what modern life is like in the priesthood Written by the co-hosts of the popular weekly television program "Crash Course of Catholicism" In this accessible guide, you'll take a full and rich look at this diverse and vibrant religion and understand what it is to be a Catholic today.
Shakespeare For Dummies
Author: John Doyle, Ray Lischner
Publisher: For Dummies
“Shakespeare For Dummies is exquisite.” —from the Foreword by Dame Judi Dench, star of “Mrs. Brown” and "Shakespeare in Love" “What the film Shakespeare in Love has done to make Shakespeare the man accessible to a general audience, this book will do to make Shakespeare the writer enjoyable.” —Charlotte J.Headrick, PhD, Professor and Director, Theater Arts, Oregon State University Does the thought of sitting through A Midsummer Night’s Dream give you nightmares? Did Romeo and Juliet seem like a foreign film—without the subtitles? As John Doyle and Ray Lischner prove in this uniquely accessible guide, Shakespeare is not only the greatest writer who ever lived, he’s also a great entertainer—once you get a handle on his wild plots and witty wordplay. Under their guidance, you’ll: Go inside an Elizabethan theater—and find out how they managed with almost no seats, no roof and no women onstage Get a handle on Shakespeare’s language—including all those racy puns and jokes Maximize your enjoyment of his plays and poetry Identify contemporary idioms and phrases that come from Shakespeare’s plays Find Shakespeare festivals and performances in your area Catch ten of the best show ever made of the Bard’s plays and meet ten of the greatest Shakespearean actors of all time In simple, straightforward language, this friendly guide eases you into the wild, wonderful world of Shakespeare. With the help of snappy summaries and scorecards that help you keep track of who’s who, who’s in love with whom, and who’s killed whom in every play, it helps you: Understand Shakespeare the person, his life and times and what makes him so special Make sense of Shakespearean language and why it sounds the way it does Get the inside track on the kinds of stories, characters and settings found in Shakespeare’s plays Appreciate Shakespeare’s sonnets and other non-dramatic poetry A royal feast for the head and heart, Shakespeare’s works have been thrilling audiences for four centuries, as they will four hundred years from now. Now let Shakespeare For Dummies help you to enjoy one the world’s great literary treasures.
Written in Bone
Author: Simon Beckett
Publisher: Delacorte Press
“I took the skull from its evidence bag and gently set it on the stainless steel table. ‘Tell me who you are. . . .’ ” With this silent plea, forensic expert Dr. David Hunter ignites a harrowing murder investigation on a windswept Scottish island, and a tale of menace, sexuality, and revenge unravels—along with the chilling message that a killer has… Dr. David Hunter should be in London with the woman he loves and a past he can’t quite shake off. Instead, as a favor to a beleaguered cop, Hunter travels to a remote island in the Outer Hebrides to inspect a baffling set of remains. A forensic anthropologist, he has seen bodies destroyed by all forms of violence, but even he is surprised at what he finds: human remains burned beyond recognition—all within the confines of an otherwise undamaged, unoccupied cottage. Local police want to rule the death accidental. But Hunter’s examination of the victim’s charred skull tells him that this woman, no doubt a stranger to the close-knit island of Runa, was murdered by someone nearby. Within days, two more people are dead by fire. Hunter’s job is to coax the dead into telling their stories—but now that he’s beginning to hear them, he is staggered by the truth. Working with only the barest of clues, he peels back the layers of mysteries past and present, exposing the tangle of secrets at the heart of this strange community—from the deceptions of a wealthy couple to the bitterness of an ex-cop and the secrets of a lonely single mother—as a tale of rage and perversion comes full circle…then explodes in a series of violent acts and shocking twists. From the Hardcover edition.
This book takes a dramatically original approach to the history of humanity, using objects which previous civilisations have left behind them, often accidentally, as prisms through which we can explore past worlds and the lives of the men and women who lived in them. The book's range is enormous. It begins with one of the earliest surviving objects made by human hands, a chopping tool from the Olduvai gorge in Africa, and ends with an object from the 21st century which represents the world we live in today. Neil MacGregor's aim is not simply to describe these remarkable things, but to show us their significance - how a stone pillar tells us about a great Indian emperor preaching tolerance to his people, how Spanish pieces of eight tell us about the beginning of a global currency or how an early Victorian tea-set tells us about the impact of empire. Each chapter immerses the reader in a past civilisation accompanied by an exceptionally well-informed guide. Seen through this lens, history is a kaleidoscope - shifting, interconnected, constantly surprising, and shaping our world today in ways that most of us have never imagined. An intellectual and visual feast, it is one of the most engrossing and unusual history books published in years.
Stories for children
Author: Peter Bichsel
Publisher: Calder Publications Limited